Demo 8 owners...which setup?

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  1. tuumbaq

    tuumbaq Monkey

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    For those of you guys with an 07/08 Demo 8, do you run on the high or the low setting ?
     

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    Most people ran them in the slack position from what i've heard.
     
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    I run mine in the steep setting! It makes the bike feel more lively and turns so much better.
     
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    That wouldn't change anything, the reservoir might be switched to allow the shock to fit in the different positions, which would either adjust the leverage ratios in the linkage or the overall geometry of the bike (bb height, ht angle, etc)
     
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    the shock mount can be flipped around to for a steeper headtube angle and higher bb check the specialized sight for geo.

    for dh keep in in the stock (low) setting
     
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    Slack setting with a 7" fork.


    Love it.
     
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    Slack, low BB setting with an 8 inch fork. It goes fast. :)
     
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    keep it low and lower the center of gravity-on the old demo 9s there is a high and low setting and on high the resiovwar is upside down and on the low its right side up and on the high i think its good for a 24" too. it says it on the tube in a small paragraph
     
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    You've been mountain biking for a while now.

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  10. tuumbaq

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    thanks everyone so far for the reply...I"m a bit surprise actually, I was expecting kind of a general "consensus" but everyone seem to have different idea....
     
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    I'm running mine in the steep setting with an 8" fork. I found it turns way better and gets a little more clearance in the rocks.